16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

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16 days in Tasmania Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly + Drive:  4​h
1
Somerset
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tullah
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Hobart
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
St Helens
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Launceston
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
6
Devonport
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Melbourne

2
nights
Somerset

Somerset ©
Somerset is a small township to the west of Burnie, Tasmania, Australia. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Makers Workshop, explore the galleries of Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre, then enjoy the sea views from Table Cape Lighthouse Experience, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Fossil Bluff. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Fern Glade Reserve, then sample the fine beverages at Hellyers Road Distillery, and then admire the sheer force of Guide Falls Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Somerset online trip builder .

Melbourne to Somerset is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Melbourne in December, things will get slightly colder in Somerset: highs are around 26°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Tullah.

Things to do in Somerset

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Burnie, Wynyard
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Guide Falls Reserve ©
Guide Falls Reserve
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience ©
Table Cape Lighthouse Experience
Makers Workshop ©
Makers Workshop

2
nights
Tullah

Tullah
Tullah is a town in the northern part of the West Coast Range, on the west coast of Tasmania, about 111 km south of Burnie. Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Dove Lake Circuit, then identify plant and animal life at Devils @ Cradle, and then look for gifts at Zeehan Rock Shop. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Spion Kopf Lookout and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Cradle Mountain.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tullah tour itinerary builder tool .

You can drive from Somerset to Tullah in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Tullah

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Zeehan Rock Shop, Spion Kop Lookout
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Dove Lake Circuit
Dove Lake Circuit
Cradle Mountain ©
Cradle Mountain
Devils @ Cradle ©
Devils @ Cradle

5
nights
Hobart

Hobart ©
Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Old and New Art and Battery Point Sculpture Trail. Cascades Female Factory Historic Site and Constitution Dock will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton (about 30 minutes away). On the 4th (Fri), give your taste buds a day to remember with a local gastronomic tour. There's much more to do: shop like a local with Salamanca Market, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Cascade Brewery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Wellington, and learn about winemaking at Moorilla Estate Winery.

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Getting from Tullah to Hobart by car takes about 4.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to St Helens.

Things to do in Hobart

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Berriedale, Seven Mile Beach, Cooks Beach, Kingston Beach
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Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary
Museum of Old and New Art ©
Museum of Old and New Art
Mount Wellington ©
Mount Wellington

2
nights
St Helens

St Helens ©
Overlooking scenic Georges Bay, St Helens is the largest town on the northeast coast of Tasmania, ranking among Australia's top destinations for recreational game fishing.
On the 7th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Bay of Fires Conservation Area, experience rural life at Pyengana Dairy & Holy Cow Cafe, and then take in the dramatic scenery at St Columba Waterfall. On your second day here, explore the galleries of Suncoast Gallery, do a tasting at Priory Ridge, browse for treasures at The Shop in the Bush, then examine the collection at St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers, then take in the exciting artwork at Gone Rustic Studio and Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Madd=Mudd Studio Gallery.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the St Helens tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Hobart to St Helens takes 3.5 hours. In January in St Helens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Launceston.

Things to do in St Helens

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

St Marys, Pyengana Dairy, Bay of Fires Conservation Area
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Bay of Fires Conservation Area ©
Bay of Fires Conservation Area
St Columba Waterfall ©
St Columba Waterfall
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers ©
St Marys Cranks and Tinkerers

2
nights
Launceston

Launceston ©
Lying in the Tamar Valley and surrounded by forested hills, the grid-patterned city of Launceston boasts shaded avenues, vibrant street life, and a cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): sample the tasty concoctions at James Boag Brewery Experience, then learn about winemaking at Holm Oak Vineyards, and then take an in-depth tour of Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Cataract Gorge Reserve and then appreciate the views at The Tamar Valley.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, you can read our Launceston driving holiday planner.

Drive from St Helens to Launceston in 2.5 hours. In January in Launceston, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Devonport.

Things to do in Launceston

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre, Holm Oak Vineyards
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Cataract Gorge Reserve ©
Cataract Gorge Reserve
Beaconsfield Mine & Heritage Centre ©
The Tamar Valley ©
The Tamar Valley

2
nights
Devonport

Devonport ©
Looking out across the Bass Strait towards Melbourne, Devonport stands out against a backdrop of rolling hills, pastures, and coastal bluffs.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): pick up a one of a kind souvenir at Antique Emporium, see the interesting displays at House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, then view the masterpieces at The Working Art Space and Gallery, and finally experience rural life at Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese. Keep things going the next day: savor a hot drink at Turners Beach Berry Patch, then look for gifts at World Of Marbles, then take in the exciting artwork at ONTRAK Gallery, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Tasmania’s Town of Murals.

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Traveling by car from Launceston to Devonport takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Devonport are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Devonport

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sheffield, Ashgrove Tasmanian Farm Cheese, House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate, Turners Beach Berry Patch
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Antique Emporium ©
Antique Emporium
House of Anvers Museum of Chocolate ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch ©
Turners Beach Berry Patch

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